Brothers and Sisters,
As you all are probably aware by now, we have been working very hard here at the Lodge Home to get the financial situation back under control. While we have had some great successes in some areas, many more need to be looked at. I have been in contact with the State Police Investigator over the last few weeks. His working on our case and I hope that this issue will be resolved by mid- summer. We have gone with a new food vendor which has saved the Lodge Home many dollars.
In an effort to continue to save monies, the Board of Officers has voted to discontinue the printing and distribution of mailed newsletters. As many of you know, January’s newsletter was delivered toward the end of the Month while they were at the Post Office on the 5th. That appointment was made 30 days in advance. The cost to print these letters, the annual fees to mail in bulk, as well as the cost to mail them is about $3,800.00 per year that could be used to upgrade and better the Lodge Home. We will be printing out two Month calendars which will be available at the Lodge, or on line.
April11th, Life Line services will be here to perform an Annual Wellness visit. This is a free service to those with Medicare Part “B” as a Personalized Preventive Health Plan. Available on that same day will be the screenings at a discounted price by almost 60%. Stroke/Carotid Artery Screening, Atrial Fibrillation, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening, Peripheral Disease Screening for $139.00. The Osteoporosis Screening can be added for $10.00 more. Pre-registration is required calling 1-888-653-6450, or by logging in to lifelinescreening.com/community-partners and entering the Screening Code : 15-0411_RIC,1. Appointments will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015. This event will be open to the public.
Don’t forget about out MLC ST. Patrick’s Day dinner and dance on the 14th. Patsy and the Country Classics will entertain us. Tickets are on sale now the bar at $15.00 per person, $10.00 per person for the dance or $10.00 per person for dinner only. This event is open to the Public. Come on out and see a great band!
The House committee has been hard at work revising the House Rules. One reason, to comply with the recent changes that Moose International incorporated, the other is to comply with the codes of Virginia ABC and Virginia Gaming. Please bear with us as we transition the Social Quarters House Rules to comply with all the Federal and State mandates.
A great deal of thanks goes out to our Governor, Jimmy Gray, who spent two days plowing the drive and parking area following our Snow-a-thon. Thanks Jimmy! Another special thanks to all of our bartenders and volunteers that assisted during the long hours of the March Madness Dart Tournament. Thanks Richard and Ruthi Pietras for yet another great Lodge function.
Good luck to all our dart shooters that will be attending the Moose International Tournament in April at Lynchburg South.
Joe Eller Administrator